It’s been many days since i shared a pulao / rice variety recipe here ..Right ?? So today it’s ” Capsicum Corn Pulao ( Rice ) / Capsicum Corn Bath ” for you all – an easy ,simple and yummy rice that’s very apt when you want to cook something in a jiffy on one of those ” no mood to cook ” lazy boring days / when you have some unexpected guests dropping in for lunch . Yes friends, if you have cooked rice ready , making corn capsicum rice hardly takes 15 – 20 minutes. This dish is also ideal for your lunch box / if you are looking ways to clear left over rice ….
Wash rice and cook it with little salt in the proportion 1 : 2 / 2.5 ie 1 glass rice ,2 glass water.The cooked rice grains should be separate,not mushy.Once cooked, spread the cooked rice on a wide plate.This will make the grains separate further & also helps to cool quickly.It has to be cooled properly before using.
Meanwhile cook corn in microwave or cooker. If in microwave for 5-6 mins or in cooker for 1 whistle.
In a kadai / pan heat oil. Once its hot, add cumin seed and bay leaf.
Once the cumin seeds splutter, add onion, little garlic (optional) and green chillies. Fry nicely till onion turns slight golden brown in color.
Add tomatoes and saute till mushy . Add some salt while sauteing , that will quicken up cooking of tomatoes .
Add capsicum and fry for 3-4 mins. I like capsicum to be crunchy. If you want it to get more cooked , you can fry for couple of minutes more .
Then add cooked sweet corn , haldi , red chilli powder and garma masala / biriyani masala / vangi bath powder . Add some salt and mix well .
Switch off . Add some coriander leaves . Masala for capsicum corn rice is ready . This masala should not be too dry or liquidy . Hope you can make out the consistency from my picture.
Add cooked rice to the capsicum masala. Drizzle some lemon juice and mix well . Taste test .
Relish the tasty capsicum corn rice as such or with some raita . If you allow it to sit for some time after mixing , the rice would taste more tasty as it would have taken in the flavors well.That's it . .isn't it very easy . I am sure you all would want to try it . Go ahead and try.. and when you do don't forget to share your feedback with me and a simple pic too. Happy Cooking !!
In the above recipe since i have tried to make a quick version , i haven't added much veggies. But if you want you can add beans, carrot ,peas etc.
You can use any spice powder that you like / thats available to flavor up the pulao . For ex , garam masala powder, biriyani powder , vangi bath powder etc .
If using vangi bath masala don't use garlic. You can skip onions too .
Instead of sweet corn you can use baby corn too .
Don't make the rice mushy . It will spoil the taste. Add few drops of ghee / oil and few drops of lemon while making rice for pulao . This will help the rice grains to remain separate .